I’m not sure if this is sad, funny, or both, but the WaPo Ombudsman has to explain to his readers why they posted pictures of gays kissing after their legal marriage in DC. Here is a sample:
“I am 65 years old and I realize that the world is changing rapidly – much more rapidly than I would like it to,” she e-mailed. “While I realize that the Post must report on these changes – even the ones with which I do not agree – I feel that the picture on Thursday morning was an affront to the majority of your readership. It is not something that I want coming into my home. I believe that even your editors know that it would have been better placed in the Metro section and that it would have mitigated its impact to do so.”
Wrote Lee Miller of Columbia: “I would appreciate it if your cover pictures would not be so disturbing where my kids can see it easily on the kitchen table… please don’t shove this “Gay” business in our face. This is something that should have shown up on an inside page or two (without the picture).”
I’m really not sure what is up with the mindset that gets all worked up about two people in love, but is ok with the daily torture apologia from Thiessen and Krauthammer and Kristol. There is a lot of offensive shit in the Washington Post, but most of it is on the opinion pages, and it certainly isn’t two Americans celebrating their wedding.